DHH @dhh Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. Sep. 11, 2019 1 min read

California blazes the trail for gig-worker protections. The contractor loop hole that exempted Uber and others from paying minimum wages or offering vacation is closed. Amazing political victory. Bravo, CA. Bravo 👏👏  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/technology/california-gig-economy-bill.html 

Of course Uber and other gig-economy exploiters are already mounting an attack on democratic oversight. They’ve pledge $90m to attempt re-opening the loop hole, so their valuations aren’t jeopardized by having to pay workers fairly or offer benefits. May they fail in flames.

“Let’s be clear: there is nothing innovative about underpaying someone for their labor.”, was the message from lawmakers. But that’s half the valuation engine behind Silicon Valley 😂. Underpaying gig workers is how you fund San Francisco ping pong tables!


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